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Furthur Live at Mullins Center, University of Massachusetts on 2010-02-19

by Furthur



Set 1: Jam > Not Fade Away > Althea > New Minglewood Blues, Dire Wolf, Brown Eyed Women, Friend of the Devil, Cassidy, Casey Jones

Set 2: Lost Sailor > Saint of Circumstance, New Speedway Boogie > Drums > King Solomon's Marbles, Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) > Dark Star > Other One > Let it Grow > Not Fade Away

E: Knockin' on Heaven's Door


Collection Furthur
Band/Artist Furthur
Venue Mullins Center, University of Massachusetts
Location Amhearst, MA

Source AKG 360 > Nomad JB3 patched out of Fostex FR-2
Lineage Mastering in WaveLab 6.0 with iZotope Ozone 4
Taped by Casey Coniff
Transferred by Bill Koucky

Notes

FOB 30' Center mic stand 8'

Reviews

Reviewer: Masons - - May 29, 2015
Subject: Awesome
Just a fantastic show from beginning to end, Amherst was rocking per usual and the band was happy to also oblige. Maybe the best show Furthur ever played?
Reviewer: charlie fog - - July 27, 2010
Subject: Cape Codder
Got to UMASS early with the wife to check out the scene,Shakedown not so much but there were plenty of grilled cheese and veggie burritos to go round.1st set led off with what inevitably was a NFA sandwich.Loved the Althea and the end song Casey Jones was uptempo and well played.2nd set alway's a fan of Sailor>Saint...Speedway was flat out AWESOME into Solomon's.Caution>Dark Star>Other One>LetItGrow>NFA were all solid.Knockin' to end a b.e.a.utiful evening with the Boy's.Thank's for the recording
Reviewer: seanbear74 - - March 18, 2010
Subject: a cool show
this was my first show in quite a while. It was also my return to my school Umass. If this show happened when I went there I can imagine the reveling going on in 311 baker dorm where I lived. That was a hippie dorm back then.
at any rate it was a very cool show. King Solomons Marbles was nifty. Deffinately rockin.
hope to see more shows soon.
Reviewer: hoffer1234321 - - March 11, 2010
Subject: Listen to set #2
I just took the time of pure peace and enjoyment and listened to the second set. I was there; I'm still trying to find my jaw. One of the better sets, that this well seasoned Head, has EVER seen, and I've been here and there; believe me. Just listen to the second set will ya; down load it and be happy.... This is IT........./
Reviewer: OthrOne - - March 10, 2010
Subject: Caution!!
Went down to see a gypsy woman just one day.. yes I did!!!!
Reviewer: himynameis_pat - - March 3, 2010
Subject: I can't be the only one....
who got exactly what they wanted from the dark star.
Reviewer: shakinbonz - - February 25, 2010
Subject: shake yer bonz
i love this new incarnation of the dead. they tingle my spine and tear my eyes at points. the music will always live in our hearts no matter who sings what. be thankful and grateful that you can experience any of whats happening now. PEACE!!!
Reviewer: Stellablu122 - - February 25, 2010
Subject: Very cerebral second set
I missed this one, went to Manchester instead, and first thing to mention is Phil sounds perfect on this audience tape. You can hear every nuance of his playing. The rest of the band sounds perfect as well. Easily one of the best recordings I have heard from the tour. Lost Sailor is perfect and the Saint starts off perfect but then a misstep which seemed to throw them a bit. I have to say that the highlight is the KSM, which is really good. The Caution is ok to my ears as is the Dark Star, I would recommend Wallingford over this one easily. It not as in your face a you would like, and the X factor is not there like it would be in Utica the next night. I like the choice of Let it Grow to be late in the set but it never soars like it could. The encore was very sweet.
Reviewer: a1pun - - February 24, 2010
Subject: Bob Weir Rules
I was at last night's show at Radio City and Bob basically owned the entire second set. So tired of all these Garcia snobs who don't like when he does Days, etc. Bob owns these songs now and I'm really diggin Furthur. How awesome is it that these guys have barely taken a night off since early December? Especially Bob who did Ratdog in Negril for two weeks before Miami.
Reviewer: orca54 - - February 23, 2010
Subject: The Music
Thanks for all the work from you tapers out there!! Kick back and enjoy the music everybody. We haven't had it this good in a long long time!!!
Reviewer: biggdbear - - February 23, 2010
Subject: Folks Have A Right But...These Folks Got It Right
Never take for granted the time we have with these musicians. It is wrong and it is not in the spirit of the music. If Bobby wants to sing...well who the hell am I to complain? and If Phil wants to sing...again I ask who am I to complain?

I was blown away musically by the past couple nights and fell that these guys really have something special. There is no way that the magic is not happening up on that stage and in the crowd. Very seldom did I ever get chills with The Dead(warren), Ratdog, or PLF. This is it!!! In no way shape or form could I disagree more with anyone who comes across these forms, in the shakedown, or at the show with a negative attitude toward this music. Ugh...some people really piss me off...piss me off enough to sign up for archive so I could post this...STOP COMPLAINING!!!

Also, Thanks to all the amazing tapers...you guys are doing a bang up fucking job getting these shows turned around...and the quality OMG its like I am there again!
Reviewer: bluedylan - - February 23, 2010
Subject: come on weir
well it goes to show that it's all a matter of perspective. When I go to and listen to furthur shows I find it to be very jarring when bob or phil steps in for ANY of jerry's vocals. It's so off sounding that it will cause a tremor in the flow of my dance. I'm not hating on phil and bobby. I am asking that they let john sing the jery songs. Whether or not anyone agrees with me I feel that Bob is jealous of the reaction JK gets when he nails it(and he nails the ballads)--he tries to steal the show. I feel that without jerry in the mix to counter-balance to him there is too much weir goin on.

All this being said just know, anyone out there who is going to lash out at me, that I don't bring any of this to the show. I go to dance and enjoy the music. Do I prefer it when JK sings the JG songs? Yes. Will I stop going to the shows if Bobby and Phil keeping taking songs? Probably not. Will I stop expressing my opinion about what I feel from my heart? NO.

Peace to all.
Reviewer: lazyriver - - February 23, 2010
Subject: why hate?
This was one of my favorite shows. could have been the company I kept, could have been the rest of the day beforehand, but I really FELT something coming from the band this night. Being there for althea was something that I'll never forget. I was absolutely blown away by how powerful it was. personally, I though the whole show was great and am astounded when people hate/nitpick on something that is so positive and powerful. they've got it and I love it. thank you furthur!
Reviewer: rickr - - February 22, 2010
Subject: Lots of cherries on top
I was there Friday night and at the 12.11.09 Oakdale show. I got on the bus in the 80's. As it was back then, what you get depends a lot on what you give...

That said, the first set felt a little light-weight to me with the exceptions of Althea, Brown-Eyed Women and Cassidy which were tasty. I'm not saying it was bad, they just didn't carry any momentum very far IMHO.

Set was a different story. The band dialed in hard - especially from New Speedway on. The sound that seemed a little muddy/soft to me in the first set got real clear and the playing, crisp. The band dug into some meaty songs and explored them wonderfully with John hitting a bunch of sweet notes. "It" really was ON again.

The Grateful Dead had to search to find "it," too. Some nights more than others. We all knew that going into the show. Furthur is finding it in some good, long stretches.

This is a real nice audience recording. Thank you taper for sharing the music.

Keep the muthah rollin!
Reviewer: nsa08 - - February 22, 2010
Subject: stop picking on bobby
first off, I'd like to say I am the first person to cringe when Bobby sings/talks certain tunes. during the 09 dead tour, I couldn't stand some of his songs. However, for this show, he was much better. he was actually trying to sing rather than just speak the lyrics.

that being said, what is up with everyone talking about bobby and his huge ego. oh my god. Bobby...is singing Jerry tunes. the audacity. the sacrilege. Bob Weir has been a part of this group for more than forty years. I think he's earned the right to sing whatever GD song he wants, whether it be written by him or anyone else.

all in all, a really great show. the first set was a straight rock and roll set, while the second set was chock full of trippy space jams and awesome segues. it was my buddy's first live "dead" experience, and it blew his mind. that counts for something i guess.
Reviewer: steve rain - - February 22, 2010
Subject: incredible show!
not sure if everyone that went to the show ...went to the same one i attended! The first set was a rip roaring affair and the second set was sublime!!!!!!!!!!! just incredible! no lie I looked around at some point durring the dark otherone and everyone around looked to be slackjawed in amazement and bliss! It was a very special second set ...and I'm quite sure they will be flooring people alot at least in the foreseeable future ..........till the wheels come off!!!! the 5 stars is for the second set on it's own merrits!
Reviewer: Andy the Hippie - - February 22, 2010
Subject: Wow everyone Mellow out
I think we should all be happy that they are even playing music for all of us! Everyone is entitled to say and think whatever they want...right? When you are at the show is it not all of ours? Some of you folks seem to be treating this like a sporting event, with a winner and a loser. I feel like we are all on the same team and if you do not like it anymore just don't go....I will keep going 'cause it is getting better and better....and it makes me feel good...See you at the shows....(~);}
Reviewer: ExeterDeadhead - - February 22, 2010
Subject: Second bite at the apple
Was at this show. I could quibble about wanting John to sing more lead in set II, but I can't. This show was right on the money. Second bite at the good ole GD apple. Thank you Furthur. This has been a very difficult last 12 months. You have injected some much needed sunshine into this middle-aged Deadhead's life and for that I will always be . . . GRATEFUL!
Reviewer: biscuitsandgravy - - February 22, 2010
Subject: Fuck all of you negative energy losers.
Either learn to spell or straight up fuck off.

Bobby rules. He was killing it Friday. So was the band. It was a memorable show.

Fuck off you ignorant fuck ups.
Reviewer: msjaynes - - February 22, 2010
Subject: hit your refresh button and be here now
Aging heads have lost their transcendent appreciation for what live music is and aren't living in the NOW. Why compare NOW to the PAST? Each moment unfolds itself anew, take a deep breath and see what year this is. To respond to all the ongoing critical-weirdness, just for fun, I'd like add one observation; I've seen DSO, The Dead & Furthur, and the GD from 1970 up, and it's all good live, but nothing will ever replace any music with JG for it's spirit vessel quality of taking me outward to look at myself inward, and back again. Make your own magic by opening your heart and mind, not by fixating on past forms that have dissipated.
Reviewer: RowJimmy1971 - - February 22, 2010
Subject: One of the Best
I'm not sure if SoCalDave was at this show, but I have to disagree with him on the whole Bobby ego trip statement. To me, I left the show thinking how great it was that Bobby took over the 2nd set. It appeared that the band was truly enjoying themselves throughout the show and that was not lost on those who were there.

From start to finish this this show rocked. IMHO it was one of the best shows I've seen in the post Jerry era. I'm basing this review entirely on having attended the show, since I have not listened to the recording.
Reviewer: Dschofield91@charter.net - - February 22, 2010
Subject: Thank You
Thanks for uploading this. I was afraid we wouldn't see it. I thought the first set was just amazing but maybe a little fast. Second set was a lot slower and very powerful.
Reviewer: SoCalDavid - - February 22, 2010
Subject: Loved first set...not second
Actually I loved the first set...Althea and Brown Eyed Women.....second set should have been called Bobby and his Massive Ego....I hate they way he frases some of the tunes...just ugh!
Reviewer: MarkBC - - February 22, 2010
Subject: Incredible show
I was at Manchester and thought they played well, but I was SHOCKED with this show! Every thing played to perfection, and nothing slow! The whole show sandwiched between two stellar NFAs, first set Althea and Brown Eyed Women was rocking...I love how Phil sings "Looks like the old man..." it's so beautiful!

Cassidy was my favorite part of the first set. I love long spacey Cassidy jams, and I was not disapointed...very loose and slow start, gradually building towards the climax with the help of some cosmic Phil bombs...

First set was pretty short I thought, but a quick set break and we were on for the 2nd set. Every thing was played well, the Lost Sailor>St of Circumstance was great to hear, drums>Marbles was CRAZY - got every one dancing...very funky! Dark Star was awesome, but Let it Grow really stood out to me as a great example of why this band, Furthur, is the best thing to happen to the Dead's music since Jerry's passing.

5 stars for this show.
Reviewer: Wooten86 - - February 22, 2010
Subject: Great show
Everyone here bitching about the band in any way can screw right off. Firstly Bobby can sing whatever he wants, hell, he could piss into the first row and I would clap (and I was in the first row). Amazing show, I really feel like the band has hit their stride. Althea and Speedway were my favorites for the night. Sailor/Saint was just icing on the cake. I felt especially blessed to be able to see these guys. If you close your eyes it feels like the real thing (or close enough to pretend). Looking forward to Mohegan Sun.
Reviewer: lovehaight - - February 22, 2010
Subject: Bobby rules
Bobby does have the right to sing DYLAN when he choses...I find the disrespect shown him by ignorant, prissy morons to be almost unbelievable..JK is there by Bobby graces, and he damn well knows it, why dont you?
Reviewer: muskrat11 - - February 22, 2010
Subject: o wow
First off, thanks for posting this. It's weird that it seems to take shows in this area a while to get posted, usually a few days after shows the next few days are posted. Same thing happened with the Wallingford, CT Furthur show.

This set was pretty good. There were a few dull points, and sometimes Bobby's singing can get really annoying when he attempts to enunciate things so differently that it detracts from the music. I agree with the other comment about how Bobby should really stop singing so many Jerry parts. As soon as Bobby started singing Knockin', I had to leave. There was no way I was subjecting myself to another one of those.

Also, whatever the hell sound Bobby was making with that slide was scaring the shit out of me, in my fragile state at the show.

All in all, good show. This band is still pretty new, and they have a lot to polish up on, but I'm looking forward to their future for sure.
Reviewer: The Saint - - February 22, 2010
Subject: Good Show with an amazing Althea
John's playing on Althea was just amazing. Nice to hear Brown Eyed Women. The drummers really kicked butt to start off Kink Solomon's. Overall a good show with some real stong jams. I can't wait of NYC!!!!!
Reviewer: jamjax - - February 22, 2010
Subject: We're everywhere
Enjoying weir's playing in this band more than others. I even get a nolstagic swing when i want to slap that slide out of his hands sometimes. When he overdose it and all.
Really digging his improvement since the fall.
I bet Phil and Bob's jaw drop sometimes when he picks out Althea. Wow. That was some nice picking.
Reviewer: zenm00n - - February 22, 2010
Subject: Classy and classic psychedelia
Futhur seems to be gong from strenght to strenght, in many ways the best post-Jerry incarnation ever. At first I belong to the sceptics around John Kadlecik, but he certainly has grown immensely in the good company of Bob and Phil, no longer a copy cat but a highly prolific Artist.

This might be the show of the tour with the classic stretch of "Solomon>Caution>DS>TOO>Let It Grow". And the whole event capsuled in "Not Fade Aawy".

An instant classics for those of us who loves trippy, explorative Dead-music.
Reviewer: G. Ganter - - February 22, 2010
Subject: Inconsistent
Great Brown Eyed Women, Casey, Saint, New Speedway. Some other tunes fell pretty flat---Minglewood, Dire Wolf. Cassidy started well but lost juice during the jam. Probably the worst Friend of the Devil I've ever heard, yikes. But when the band gets going they can tear it up. Many thanks for the upload.
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